Proving Faith

Posted on 07 October 2013


 

Nowadays, faith is a touchy subject considering the person sitting next to you could be of a different faith and take offense to you expressing yours.  They might be Jewish, Lutheran, or even atheist.  Some people are pretty content on believing in their own religion; others are a bit open-minded.  Trying to explain your faith to others who are willing to listen is hard considering they could believe totally opposite.  For example, I’m Catholic and I believe in God…however, I cannot prove he exists.

 

God and his Son have been believed in, in my religion, ever since it was founded.  For centuries, people have continued my religion even though no one has ever been able to prove God exists.  Can they prove him now?  NO.  No matter how much evidence and how much the Bible explains him, no one has ever gotten rock-hard evidence God has existed.  Don’t get me wrong, I believe as much as the next guy, but I like to see things for myself.  Unless you can make him appear in front of me, I will always just believe in him purely due to my faith.

 

I believe in God 99%.  That other 1% has to do with science.  Science disproves everything supernatural and “other-worldly.”  I love science and everything about it, and even though my faith is strong, there will always be that teeny, tiny part of me that believes that science proves God, heaven, and everything else cannot possibly exist.  You can go ahead and say I’m wrong but, like I said before, you cannot say you’re right.  Science and religion have only one thing in common, they both cannot prove each other wrong.  Science may say God did not exist, but how do you know?  The same can be said for religion.  How do you know God DID exist?

 

Do I believe in God?  Yes.  Do YOU have to believe in him?  No.  You have your own mind, your own thoughts, and your own decisions.  God is one of the world’s biggest mysteries that can never be solved as long as you are alive.  To some people, God is real, for they have witnessed his hand at play.  For me, I’ve seen a sign of God through my entire life, yet I’ve never seen him.  So you might ask, “How do I witness something I haven’t seen?”  My answer to you is, “God is more than just a man, he is the love you have for someone else, he is the feeling you get in the center of your chest, he is the voice in the back of your mind, God is everything in me, he is everything in you too.  Why shouldn’t I believe in myself?”

 





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4 Responses to “Proving Faith”

  1. Editor says:

    The depth of thought exhibited in this article belies the age of its author (for those reading this who do not know, he is 14). Well done, Nicholas!

  2. Cherene says:

    There are moments in parenthood that stop you in your tracks and overwhelm you…things like first steps, the first word, the first day of school, the first time they get hurt. These things stay with you forever as a parent, memories burned into your mind, heart, and soul. These are some great milestones for a parent and a child. However, there are also some things that a child will do that will overwhelm you beyond words, bring tears to your eyes, and create an overwhelming sense of pride. Those moments are realizations, that all your years of teaching, loving, guiding, explaining, (through good times and bad) that everything you have ever shown them or done for them has been a lesson that they have actually absorbed. Even when you thought they weren’t listening….they were…These proud moments are what parenthood is all about…that moment for me is right now. Nicholas-I cant put into words what this paper means to me…I know your Grandmother would be beyond proud…

  3. Kate says:

    Great job putting your thoughts into words Nicholas. In reading your Mom’s comment, I see where you get it! Your writing reminds me of the Scripture John 20:29 where Jesus said to Thomas, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

    I learned of this website today and thought you may enjoy it… http://www.answersingenesis.org.

    Keep up the good work! Your Mom (and Grandmom) have so many reasons to be proud of you! This is just one of them! :)

  4. Jack S. Fogbound says:

    Kudos to the author,its a breath of fresh air in reading his story,especially in today’s world filled with political correctness and atheism.I particularly like his ending quote “God is everything in me, he is everything in you too. Why shouldn’t I believe in myself?”

    “Out of the mouths of babes come gems”!


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